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Section 2 : Input Devices

Input is
A Device is
An INPUT DEVICE is
Task 1 Identify Common Input Devices



Keyboard Numeric Keypad Mouse Trackpad




Trackball Graphics Tablet Remote Control Joystick



Light Pen Touch Screen Magnetic Strip Reader Chip Reader



Scanner Digital Camera Video Camera Webcam




Microphone MICR Reader OMR Scanner OCR Scanner

OCR Optical Character Recognition
OMR Optical Mark Reader
MICR Magnetic Ink Character Recognition
Barcode Reader Select a word from the list above and match with the appropriate input device

Task 2 Identify uses of common input devices




Typing text into a word
processor

Entering pin numbers.
Selecting options
from a menu

Navigate the pointer on a
Laptop




Used as an alternative
pointing device for people
with disabilities
Inputting freehand
drawings into a computer


Operating a television or
projector

Navigator for a flight
simulator.



To draw directly on
to a computer
screen

Selecting options on a
kiosk/POS (point of sale)
system
To read information
on a bank or ID card
stored on a magnetic
stripe





To make soft copies of
images (No OCR)

1. To take photographs
for a website

2. To record moving
images

3. To enable live
images to be used
during a video
conference





To input sound into a
computer.
1. To input data from a
bank cheque

2. To read data from a
school register

To convert images into text




1. -Entering pin numbers
2. -To create digital copies of hard copy documents
To input details of products at
a POS (Point Of Sale)
3. -To enable live images to be used during a video conference
4. -To record moving images
5. -Operating a television or projector
6. -To draw directly on to a computer screen
7. -To take photographs for a website
8. -To read data from a school register
9. -Used as an alternative pointing device for people with disabilities
10. -Selecting options on a kiosk/POS (point of sale) system
11. -To read information on a bank or ID card stored on a magnetic stripe
12. -Selecting options from a menu
13. -Inputting freehand drawings into a computer
14. -Controlling a computer flight simulation
15. -To convert images into text
16. -Typing text into a word processor
17. -To input sound into a computer
18. -To control the pointer on a laptop computer
19. -Used to read details from a bank card
20. -To input data from a bank cheque
-To input details of products at a POS (Point Of Sale)

Match the use to the
appropriate input
device